Found December 20, 2011 on NBC Miami:
If there was ever a time to reflect on all that you’re grateful, it’s the holidays. And there is no one happier in the city than the Miami Heat’s DJ Irie. And it's not just because he got his job back now that the lockout is over. With the Miami Heat’s season kicking off on Dec. 25, Irie will be back spinning each and every home game starting a few days before New Years Eve when they play the Boston Celtics at the American Airlines Arena. But before getting back to work, he took time to focus on his charity, the Irie Foundation. Last week, along with Stoli & Premier Beverages, he invited Miami’s A-list to his Winter Wonderland celebration at a private mansion on Miami Beach. Not only did he bring out socialites and celebrities alike, he raised a lot of money for some of Miami’s most unprivileged schools. So after the party was said and done, he took time to chat with us about Lebron, the lockout and why he thinks we have the 2012 Championship in the bag. Tell me about yo...

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